The research team behind the ESRC-funded ‘Discourses of Voluntary Action’ project tell us how they have used the Mass Observation Archive.
In this case study we explore what can happen when a voluntary organisation closes. It demonstrates that depositing archives can provide a lasting legacy for a charity and that expert archivists can help you achieve the best outcome in the circumstances.
We have been collecting examples of the kinds of projects people are doing with, or using, voluntary organisations archives. We want to find out how archives are used for heritage work, campaigning, or education so that we can show how vital it is that such archives are preserved for future use.
This case study explores the work of the Refugee Council Archive, based at the University of East London.L
Have you ever thought about what relevance a voluntary organisation’s history might have today? Would you know how to find out more about such stories? How can voluntary organisations best look after and preserve their historical records and archives? Where do you start and how do you make the most of limited resources? These were some of the questions […]